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We have put together a list of 10 practical tips that can help you ensure the security of your business. These tips will guide you in protecting your business against potential cyber threats and assist you in continuing to maintain a secure environment for your day-to-day business operations.

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AtNetPlus Cybersecurity Tips For Your Business

Employee Cybersecurity Education

According to a survey by KnowBe4, 88% of business data breaches are caused by human error. Providing regular cybersecurity education sessions can help prevent this. The education can be simple and is often better received when tailored to employees’ roles and daily information usage. 

A few examples of topics include recognizing and responding to threats like phishing attacks, password hygiene, data protection, and safe internet use. With this information, employees can take appropriate measures to reduce the risk of successful cyber attacks by creating a “human firewall.”

Multifactor Authentication

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) has become a popular way to secure online-based platforms. Popular platforms that offer MFA include Microsoft Office 365, Gmail, LinkedIn, and WordPress. Typically, users combine something they know (like a password) with something they have (like a device). 

By adding another layer of security, MFA reduces the risk of unauthorized access to user accounts and sensitive information. Enabling multifactor authentication (MFA) for your business is smart, especially with the rise of cyber-attacks. Most online services offer MFA, and it’s easy to set up!

Password Policy

A password policy is a set of guidelines that dictate how to create and manage passwords. It should be easy to follow and align with today’s security standards. The policy should also require employees to immediately change their password if it is believed to be at risk.

Creating a strong password policy can reduce the risk of unauthorized access to confidential data. Training and reinforcing the policy can help employees understand the importance of creating and keeping passwords confidential.

Hardware & Software Updates

Keeping your hardware and software up to date can help prevent security breaches. They provide the latest security patches and updates to protect against known vulnerabilities. Examples of hardware and software that can help you safeguard your systems against cyber threats include firewalls and antivirus software. 

Encryption

Encryption protects important information by changing it into a secret code that can only be decoded with a unique password or key. It helps keep sensitive information safe and secure, especially if it falls into the wrong hands. 

Encryption can also help you comply with data protection regulations by ensuring that data is stored and transmitted securely. 

Security Audits/Assessments

Regular security audits and assessments are essential for improving your business’s cybersecurity. These assessments involve thoroughly analyzing your technology infrastructure to identify any vulnerabilities that cybercriminals could exploit. By conducting these audits, you can stay ahead of potential threats and ensure that your security measures are up-to-date and effective.

Security Policies and Procedures

Security Policies and Procedures provide clear guidelines for employees on securely handling sensitive data and technology systems. By establishing these guidelines, you can create a culture of security awareness within your organization and prevent security breaches caused by employee mistakes.

It is important to have policies that cover password management, access control, data handling, incident response, and more. Regular training and reinforcement of these policies can help employees stay informed about current security threats and best practices, making them more vigilant.

Acceptable Use Policy

An Acceptable Use Policy explains the acceptable use of technology resources within your organization, including computers, mobile devices, internet access and AI. By having this policy, you can establish clear guidelines for how employees can use these resources safely and securely. This can prevent security breaches caused by employee behavior, such as downloading malware or visiting unsafe websites. 

Another thing to think about:

Are employees at your business allowed to use their own devices, such as laptops or smartphones, for work? Although this allows more flexible working, it’s essential to consider how it aligns with your organization’s policy.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR)

A solid BCDR plan will ensure your business can continue operating even when faced with a cyber-attack or other disruptive events. It helps you recover quickly from a security breach and minimize the damage caused.

Regular testing and updating of your BCDR plan will protect your systems and data against the latest threats, ensuring that your business can operate without disruption, even in the face of unexpected events.

AtNetPlus Business Cybersecurity Solutions

Security for your business can be intimidating, but you don’t have to do IT alone. Our cybersecurity solutions can help you implement best practices that align with your business needs and secure your business from potential cyber threats.

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Don’t leave the security of your business to chance. Schedule your complimentary network assessment today and find out how we can help you protect your business from cyber threats.

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The security breech to my email account was handled by Chad R. From the moment of our initial call, I could not have been more impressed with Chad’s response, expertise and professionalism. Each step of the way, Chad explained the steps necessary to recover and secure my account going forward. His guidance with respect to measures I could take to protect myself from future security issues was invaluable as well.

Jay | Manufacturing

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Reese did a great job of helping me locate the phishing button, in both the new and old versions of Outlook. He has a patient demeanor and was easy to work with.

Carla | Manufacturing

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The whole team is just great to work with!

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Very very very helpful!!! I would be lost if AtNetPlus hadn’t helped me on so many occasions!

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Don’t leave the security of your business to chance. Schedule your complimentary network assessment today and find out how we can help you protect your business from cyber threats.

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